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Typical Costs

Typical Costs


Solar water heating system—saves 2,200 kWh/year
Pacific Power customer

  $8,500     Total installed cost*
- $1,000    Energy Trust incentive (Zone 1, NW Oregon)
  $7,500     Amount homeowner pays contractor
- $1,320    Oregon tax credit ($0.60/kWh, $1,500 cap)
- $2,250    Federal tax credit (30% of $7,500)
  $3,930     Final cost to homeowner

*Prices for solar water heating systems typically range from $6,500–$10,000



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